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The Epiphany of the Lord



1230 Bank St. Ottawa  ON  K1S 3Y3

613-733-7536   |   |    @OttawaTrinity

The Rev. Arran Thorpe

Director of Music: Fabien Tousignant

Worshipping God as disciples of Jesus;

showing love to our neighbours near and far.

 The Epiphany of the Lord

January 6, 2019

 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Church School

 Prelude: The Star Proclaims the King is Here by Flor Peeters

 We Gather As God’s People

The churches of our Diocese stand on the traditional territories of the Algonquin and Mohawk Nations. May we dwell on these lands always with respect and peace.

Opening Hymn: The People that in Darkness Sat                             #156

Children’s Talk                                                                                           

The Gathering of the Community                                                    page 185

Gloria                                                                                          Hymn #686

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Christe eleison (sung by choir)

Kyrie eleison (sung together)

Collect of the Day

Eternal God,

Who by a star

Led wise men to the worship of your Son.

Guide by your light the nations of the earth,

That the whole world may know your glory;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

One God, now and for ever.

We Listen To God’s Word

The First Reading:   Isaiah 60: 1-6                                          page 690                            

Psalm: 72: 1-7, 10-14                                                                          page 797

The Second Reading: Ephesians 3: 1-12                                    (N.T. 193)


Gospel Acclamation (sung together)   

Celebrant:        The Lord be with you

People:           And also with you.

Celebrant:        The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,

according to Matthew 2: 1-12                (N.T. page 2)


People:           Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ (sung together)

Celebrant:        The Gospel of Christ.

People:           Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. (sung together)


Apostles Creed                                                                                 (pg. 189)


We Respond to God’s Word

Prayers of the People (Adapted from Susan Sayers)
Jesus, the hope of the nations is shown to the world.

Leader:  We are all companions on a spiritual journey. As we travel together, let us pray for Church of the Epiphany, Gloucester, The Reverend Geoff Chapman, The Reverend Alana McCord. We pray for Fred, our Primate, Anne, our Metropolitan, John, our Bishop, and Michael Bird, our assisting Bishop. For Arran, our priest and for all clergy and people and their ministries in the Diocese of Ottawa.

People: We pray that the worldwide Church may always be ready to travel in your way and in your direction. (Silence)

Leader: Light of the world:

People: shine in our darkness.

Leader: We pray for the nations as they live through conflicts and struggle with identity. We long for all peoples to acknowledge the true and living God. (Silence)

Leader: Light of the world:

People: shine in our darkness.

Leader: We pray for the families and the streets we represent, asking for a spirit of generous love, understanding and mutual respect. (Silence)

Leader: Light of the world:

People: shine in our darkness.

Leader: We pray for all who are finding their way tedious, lonely or frightening at the moment; for those who have lost their way and do not know what to do for the best. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Light of the world:

People: shine in our darkness.

Leader: We pray for those who have come to the end of their earthly journey, and for those who have died unprepared. At this time, we pray for (insert names) and for those who we name silently or aloud.  (Silence)

Leader: Light of the world:

People: shine in our darkness.

Leader: We offer our thanks and praise for the way you see us when we are still far off and welcome us home.

Leader: Merciful God,
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Confession and Absolution                                                              page 191

The Exchange of the Peace                                                             page 192

We Celebrate the Presence of Jesus

Offertory Hymn: The First Nowell                                                       #139

Prayer over the Gifts

Gracious God,

accept the offering of your Church,

the hearts of your people

joined in praise and thanksgiving,

in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

We ask this in his name. Amen

Eucharistic Prayer


The Lord’s Prayer                                                                             page 211

The Breaking of the Bread                                                               page 287

Agnus Dei

The Communion

Anthem: Quelle est cette odeur agréable?

 Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing, stealing our senses all away?

Never the like did come a-blowing, shepherds, from flow’ry fields in May.

 What is that light so brilliant breaking here in the night across our eyes?

Never so bright the day-star waking started to climb the morning skies.

 Bethlehem, there in manger lying, find your Redeemer, haste away!

Run ye with eager footsteps hieing, worship the Saviour born today.

 Praise to the Lord of all creation, Glory to God the fount of grace;

May peace abide in ev’ry nation, goodwill in men of ev’ry race

Prayer after Communion

God of all the nations of the earth,

guide us with your light.

Help us to recognize Christ as he comes to us

in this eucharist and in our neighbours.

May we welcome him with love,

for he is Lord now and for ever.

Doxology and Blessing

Announcements/Birthdays and Anniversaries

Recessional Hymn: As with Gladness Men of Old                           #160


Postlude: Noël Suisse by Louis-Claude D’Aquin

Sharing in the Ministry of our Parish Today

Greeter:  Mary Sean Burgham

Readers:  Heather Maclachlan & Chris Garnett

Intercessions: Bob Taylor

Hospitality: Mary Sean Burgham & Chris Garnett      

Lay Administration:  Doreen Barnes & Judy Richardson

Altar Guild: Mary Wilson, Beulah Rumbolt, Simon McInnes and

Lorna Feehan



MUSIC AT TRINITY: Our next concert will be on January 19th 2019 at 4:30pm featuring tenor Trygve John Ringereide and pianist Parveneh Eshghi in a programme featuring Song of the British Isles honouring Robbie Burns. Freewill offering.

ATTENTION TEENS: We are starting a program just for you and your friends! We will meet every second week in the Canterbury room, have a snack, watch a video and discuss our faith. The program will run from January until June. This can be used as confirmation preparation for any teens who are interested in being confirmed this spring. The first session is on January 13th at 10:00 am. 


  • This Week at Trinity

Tuesday, January 8, 2019                                       


Wednesday, January 9, 2019


10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.   ACW

12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.    Brown Bag Lunch and Bible Study

Thursday, January 10, 2019                                                                                                             


7:30p.m. 9:30 p.m.    Trinity Choir practice

Sunday, January 13th, 2019-The Baptism of the Lord

Readings: Isaiah 43: 1-7, Psalm 29, Acts 8: 14-17, 21-22, Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22

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